Anticipating June

Hello everyone!  It has been one wild and crazy month in our house.  But I thought it only appropriate to look back before looking ahead.

Our son arrived.  It was a pretty straightforward induction and birth.  I’m very grateful for that.  Of course, we are overjoyed and overwhelmed with the arrival of our Sam.  You may notice that we aren’t sharing too many pictures or information about him.  Right now, we are wanting to limit the online exposure of our little one.  This has been a conversation between Michael and me for a while.  In fact, I even wrote a blog post about it during the pregnancy of my first daughter.

Of course, my perspective has changed a bit from that post.  After losing my two girls and getting involved in the pregnancy loss community, I share more than I would have back then.  And I do this on purpose.  I want to provide a window into pregnancy loss, even if it’s not everyone’s experience.  And let those going through it know that they aren’t alone.  It was one of the reasons I made the pregnancy updates purposefully open about my anxiety and struggles during this pregnancy (other than just being a fun way to keep my friends and family in the know).

But Michael and I have chosen for the time being to keep Sam off the internet, especially considering my blog is public.  I’m sure he will make a cameo here and there on my blog, but it will be in a limited capacity.  Everyone has been so understanding about this so far, and I am incredibly grateful.

As far as new rhythms that I anticipated in May, that was quite the understatement.  It sometimes feels like a new rhythm every day, or even every 12 hours.  It’s definitely a challenging adjustment, especially for someone who prefers the planned and predictable, but I have an incredible group of people supporting me and encouraging me daily.  Plus, I have the most incredible husband who has been so patient and sacrificed so much.  Words just can’t describe how amazing he is.

So now, a look into June.
anticipation

  • Getting back to the blog.  It’s going to be a slow comeback.  Maybe a blog post or two a week for a bit.  But I’m excited to get back into it.  I don’t think this will happen this month, but I want to reorganize my blog for easy navigating, maybe change up the About me.  I also am thinking about some things I want to do with social media as well.  I’m definitely anticipating some fun with the blog in the coming months!
  • Celebrating milestones.  This is my birthday month, and I have no idea how I want to celebrate it.  But I know it will involve my two favorite guys.  But in addition to this are the milestones Sam will reach as well.  So far, he can make eye contact pretty regularly and he is getting more neck control each week.  I’m looking forward to seeing what else this little human will accomplish in the following month.
  • Nesting purges.  I don’t know if it’s leftover nesting instincts or the numerous things we have gotten/purchased for the baby, but I have had this overwhelming desire to purge other parts of my house.  Primarily my closet, but also possibly other parts of the house as well.  I don’t know if I will get much done about this during this particular month, but I know I will want to get started at least!

Of course, the main thing I anticipate this month is to continue and complete physical recovery from having the baby and spending time with that baby.  If nothing else gets done but that we survive the month, I will be happy!

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5 thoughts on “Anticipating June

  1. It is good to read the message you have posted! I am very happy for you and will be slow contacting you at the present time so I won’t catch you at a bad time. If you have a moment to share with me personally I will make sure to be available. I love you and so proud to call you my granddaughter!.

  2. I was thinking about you 3 this morning. Im glad you are doing well and hope recovery is quick. Snuggle that boy all you fan. Things will get sone eventually. It flies by.

  3. So happy to see you are doing well!! Seeing this update made my day.
    Like you we made the decision to keep our sons photos off the internet. If extended family members and friends post pictures on face.book we don’t police that but only because we don’t have face.book to be able to police it! Haha! But we have a strict no identifying photos of my blog or on IG.

    • Yes, your pictures are one of my inspirations that it can be done while still protecting him. Because I also have a Facebook page, I’m pretty strict about it on there as well, but my parents aren’t really that active, and my brother and his wife aren’t even on it! And I think I’m the only one with an Instagram as well….come to think of it. 🙂

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